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Old 11-07-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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Handlebars Keep Moving

Got this cheap bike from a friend for $50.00 just to get out and exercise and for another type of exercise. I've got things tightened up and got things mostly set where i want. My main issue is the handlebars keep moving on me. It seems the splines are kind of stripped \ have a flat spot. I have moved it and adj things then tightened the living crap out of the clamp on the stem too.

If it continues to move can a guy put athletic tape or anything around the bars to get them to stay tight? They aren't moving nearly as bad as they were but today they broke loose a few inches when bouncing off some roots and rocks.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-07-2012, 02:29 AM   #2
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find a thin thin piece of aluminum and put in there. my aerobars came with some thin aluminum spacers for different sized bars


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I don't normally suggest anyone drink a beer from a can, but that's the best source for some thin shims. The problem is that someone moved the bars before they were fully loosened, and now they are stripped.

Note: Depending on the severity of the damage, you could be putting yourself at risk for injury.
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You think aluminum flashing for roofing would do the trick? I think i have half a roll left from re-roofing my house.
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Beer would be more fun.

That aluminum tape for your HVAC vents would work well too.
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I don't normally suggest anyone drink a beer from a can, but that's the best source for some thin shims. The problem is that someone moved the bars before they were fully loosened, and now they are stripped.

Note: Depending on the severity of the damage, you could be putting yourself at risk for injury.
I have loads of shim stock. Stop by if you need some.
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I think i have a few Coors Light's that need drinking in my fridge. I guess I could give it a whirl. Then it would have the "Silver Bullet MOD"
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Make sure you trim the can shims narrower than your bar clamp. Having the shim sticking out will be like a razor blade.
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Good Point.
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I think i have a few Coors Light's that need drinking in my fridge. I guess I could give it a whirl. Then it would have the "Silver Bullet MOD"


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